Q&A: Is it allowed for IDT members to sign the MDS before the ARD? For example, can the dietitian sign section K and the therapist sign section O items one day before the ARD?

Carol Maher, RN-BC, CPC, RAC-MT

Question: Is it allowed for IDT members to sign the MDS before the ARD?  For example, can the dietitian sign section K and the therapist sign section O items one day before the ARD? 

 

Answer: No, the entire 7-day look-back must be considered before coding Section K and Section O.



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